Why Being A Single Parent Is Awesome
There seems to be this idea floating around out there – and stuck inside some people’s heads – that being a single parent is the worst thing in the world. I’m here to tell you that being a single parent is awesome. Before I go any further let me clarify that I mean single parent in its most pure form… NOT co-parenting, and NOT a parent whose spouse is away part of the year. I mean single parent as in, does it all, doesn’t receive any help from the other parent, kinda single.
Yeah, there are difficult times, but those pale in comparison to the joy that is being a single parent. (Emphasis on the single part).
All the love
This one is pretty obvious. As a single parent I get all of my kids’ love, hugs, kisses, and cuddles. I don’t have to share their affection with somebody else. I don’t have to worry about being the un-cool parent or my child preferring somebody else. I am their somebody else. That’s cool with me!
All the decisions
I don’t know about you guys, but I feel pretty strongly when it comes to certain topics regarding my children’s upbringing/health. I find comfort in knowing that I can raise my children how I feel is best without another decision maker thrown in the mix. I would have a very hard time letting some things go if my partner and I did not agree on that parenting choice *ahem circumcision, homeschooling* .
All the credit
This one is the best – and sometimes most intimidating one. Everything that my children are, is because of me. That’s an incredible thing and being able to say “I did that” is amazing. I raised my children to be respectable individuals that mind and rarely mis-behave. Like any other child, they have their moments and aren’t perfect little angels, but my children know right from wrong and usually choose the right.
I feel like I won the jackpot when it came to kids. I feel blessed to be a single mother during this season and when I look at my kids, I feel like I have done something right.